Firefighters rescued a man from a burning duplex in north Minneapolis on Monday night by breaking a first-floor window and pulling him to safety.

Crews arrived at the 2 ½-story structure in the 3100 block of Russell Avenue N. just before 9 p.m. to find the front of the residence ablaze, said Assistant Fire Chief Melanie Rucker.

Firefighters provided aid until an ambulance took the man to a hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation and burns. He was reportedly in critical condition, Rucker said.

Tim Harlow